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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Religious Traditions, 2010

122,957 2,163 71,573 1,600 51,292 5,536 264,324
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 20 51,292 98.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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97 43,103 83.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 75 28,676 55.2
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 164 26,270 50.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 43 22,429 43.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 91 15,225 29.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 9,309 17.9
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 27 8,968 17.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 6,446 12.4
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 4,301 8.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 3,831 7.4
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 3,002 5.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 2,784 5.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,749 5.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 2,575 5.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 2,269 4.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,819 3.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 1,796 3.5
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,330 2.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,250 2.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,210 2.3
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 1,014 2.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 987 1.9
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 927 1.8
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 902 1.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 840 1.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 812 1.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 754 1.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 655 1.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 650 1.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 629 1.2
United Zion Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 526 1.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 505 1.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 492 0.9
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 482 0.9
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 458 0.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 437 0.8
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 409 0.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 389 0.7
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 370 0.7
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 0.7
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 343 0.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 278 0.5
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 255 0.5
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 177 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 134 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 121 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 117 0.2
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 98 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 95 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 87 0.2
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 84 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 57 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 27 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 14 0.0
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 12 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 20 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Canadian and American Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 8 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Totals: 810 255,121  

The population of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania was 519,445 in 2010; in 2000 it was 470,658. The total population changed 10.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (255,121) included 49.1% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.